Abuse is any behaviour or action that is used to harm, scare, control, threaten or intimidate
another person. If you have experienced abuse in any form, we can help you with our abuse trauma treatment
Abuse is a misuse of power that can come in many forms- physical, emotional, verbal, psychological, sexual, or
financial- but it is not limited to any one of these. Any misuse, manipulation, or exploitation of power to
control the behaviours, actions, thoughts, or feelings of another person is abuse.
A victim who has experienced a severely traumatic event in life, be it domestic violence, childhood sexual or
physical abuse or neglect, or any significantly disturbing exposure, may have the capacity to compartmentalize the
emotional fallout from it, at least for a time. The psychological impact of these occurrences will vary.
Each victim of such traumas, based on personal factors like the stability of their childhoods and families, their
support network, or whether or not they are employed, for example, will exhibit a different response. With regard
to child abuse, the specific type is related to the form of subsequent psychological distress or disorder,
resulting in adulthood.
At Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres, our dedicated, highly qualified clinical staff will work with you to
identify the most effective methods of treatment to help you overcome the trauma of abuse. If you or someone you
know requires treatment, call us today.
Meet Our Renowned Experts
You will receive treatment from the very best. We have a team of
accredited professionals who have many years of clinical and research
Dr. Christine Courbasson
Clinical Psychologist & Senior Clinical Advisor
Nathaniel Israel, MA, RP
Clinical Director, Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program